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Analysis Of President Obama's State Of The Union Address

Analysis Of President Obama's State Of The Union Address

January 29, 2014

In his fifth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama raises income inequality, immigration reform and health care. Diane and her guests provide analysis of the president’s speech and what he can hope to achieve in an election year.

An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

January 28, 2014

Falling unemployment, steady job creation, jittery markets and transition at the Federal Reserve: What it all means for the U.S. economy.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 24, 2014

Syrian peace talks open in Switzerland with harsh exchanges from both sides. Political unrest in Ukraine turns deadly as authorities limit protests. And 13 men are arrested for a gang rape in Bengal, India.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 24, 2014

A federal review board says the NSA data collection program is illegal. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the U.S. will reach its borrowing limit by the end of February. And Virginia’s attorney general announces he’ll fight the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck

January 22, 2014

For our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published almost 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today...

Access To Abortion 41 Years After Roe V. Wade

January 22, 2014

A surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half the states has altered the landscape for abortion availability. Diane and her guests discuss how access to abortion has changed in the 41 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

The Moral And Economic Costs Of Slavery (Rebroadcast)

January 20, 2014

The film "12 Years a Slave" is a brutal reminder of the connection between America's early economic success and the North American slave trade. Facing up to the moral and economic cost of slavery.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 17, 2014

A Senate panel concludes the attack in Benghazi was preventable. Early vote tallies show Egyptians approve a new constitution. And the White House urges lawmakers to abandon a push for new sanctions on Iran. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 17, 2014

President Barack Obama is set to announce new guidelines for the National Security Agency. A budget deal moves ahead in Congress. And West Virginia residents grapple with a chemical spill. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

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